Thinking Sensing and Behaving

Photograph of a man cleaning and taking care of a child at the same time
The brain works best with one job at a time, but daily life calls for multitasking, causing a “bottle neck” in the brain.
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Our culture affects what we eat, what we wear, and what language we speak. However, where we grow up in the world may also affect certain aspects of how our brains work.
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Scientists are trying to figure out why so many of us want to pinch babies’ chubby cheeks and squeeze adorable puppies.
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Welcome to the crossroads of the optic nerves.
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Our brains change in subtle but measurable ways as we age, and neuroscientists have a few ideas about why that may be.
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Procrastination comes down to a battle between the brain’s emotion and decision-making systems — with emotion often claiming victory.
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A special part of the brain helps you juggle multiple activities at the same time.
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With more than half of its tiny brain devoted to sight, the fruit fly is a favorite animal model for scientists studying the visual system.
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Learn about the importance of introducing children to science at an early age.
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Learn more about the ever-changing brains of teenagers.
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As we age, we can see our hair gray and our skin wrinkle. Less obvious are the changes happening in our brains.
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Smelling salts, an old remedy for fainting, are now used by some athletes to trigger alertness. Neurologist Erin Manning explains how they work.
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What if exam grades could be boosted just with a confidence exercise before the exam?
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